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HOUSETOP MARCH (Up on the Roof Top) - beginner band - easy - score, parts & license to copy
Digital Sheet Music
By Brian Harris

Concert Band - Level 1 - Digital Download
Composed by Brian Harris. Arranged by Publications. Children, Christmas, Instructional, Pop, Standards. 26 pages. Publications #1915473. Published by Publications (A0.859717).

Item Number: A0.859717


A favorite of beginners and parents alike, HOUSETOP MARCH will bring a smile to everyone’s face . . . even Mr. Scrooge!

A march-style setting of Up On The House Top (sometimes called Up On The Roof Top), this easy work contains a single one-measure solo for your best trumpeter and a one-note solo for the humble triangle player. And at the end, be certain to listen for the reindeer paws on the roof!

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Very Easy (slightly more difficult than JOY TO THE KING).

PROGRAMMING: Winter Holiday/Christmas concert.

FEATURES: melody distributed through all wind parts; key of B-flat major; simple parts using only quarter-, half-, and eighth notes.

CHALLENGES: Introduction and ending use 1 measure of canon/imitation; one-measure trumpet solo; use of foot stomps at end (their favorite spot!); a one-strike triangle solo in last measure.

RANGES: uses only notes of the B-flat Concert scale; clarinets remain below break.

INSTRUMENTATION: includes Full Conductor Score (8 pages) and Parts (17 pages) for each instrument: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Horn in F (for beginners playing low notes), Horn in F (for beginners playing high notes), Trombone/Euphonium, T.C. Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion 1 (Snare & Bass Drum), Percussion 2 (Crash Cymbals, Triangle, Sleigh Bells), Bells/Mallets.

MINIMUM INSTRUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and Bass Line (any low reed or low brass instrument), Percussion.

ARRANGER/COMPOSER: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the Florida State University and was a band director for over 30 years. Many of his arrangements and compositions are available here as digital downloads and from

NOTE: this Digital Download document is assembled with the Clarinet part appearing as page 1 so you may view it on the web site as you listen to the sound file. When you print the full document (26 pages, total), the first page to print will be the Clarinet part, followed by 8 pages of the FULL SCORE, then the remaining PARTS (16 pages), and a SITE LICENSE permitting you to make multiple copies for use by your school/institution. If you wish to view the entire score or view other sample parts prior to purchase, please visit .

Click here to view these other Winter / Christmas Concert works from Publications:

Joy to the King (for beginners)
Jingle Those Bells! (for beginners)
HouseTop March (for advanced beginners or 2nd-year players)
Ukrainian Bell Carol (for advanced+ beginners or 2nd-year players)
Tidings of Joy (for advanced+ beginners or 2nd-year players)
Journey of the Magi (for 2nd- or 3rd-year players)

Also, please consider "Latin Lullaby" for your Spring Concert (for beginners)



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  • 5

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  • October 11, 2017 fun and well-received

    Students and audience liked this one. Everyone knows the tune and this setting is easily recognized and makes the audience laugh at the end. Recommended!

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